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news -- >> thanks for joining us on this tuesday. in waldorf we are told that crews had just rescued a man who fell into oil well -- a well. there's a point station there. a county worker fell into the well that is 30 feet deep. this was just moments ago. >>> also, a community is waiting for word on a two-year- old polehinke who -- two-year old boy who shot himself in the chest. >> residents in this hagerstown community are shocked and saddened and pressing for the life of two-year-old mario longus. >> very unfortunate. >> this happened early monday morning where they found political bullet inside shot in the chest. the toddler found the gun under a bed and began playing with it before it went off. danny was rushed to children's national medical center where he is in critical condition. crisis is sad. -- >> it is sad. first of all: the baby doing up late at 1:30 in the morning. >> his 16-year-old brother marcus longus is in custody. 17-year-old fantasia rivera was arrested as well. she tried to hide the gun on a nearby playground after the shooting. the teenagers face multiple charg
is live tonight, and she joins us with the latest in another story involving john evans. >> eve harmony is cooperating with investigators, who have been working for weeks trying to tie john evans to may be several cases. online, he was charming and friendly, but they say that 34- year-old john evans was a predator, attacking a woman in his south writing house on their first date -- in his south riding home. >> it is scary when you meet somebody on line, because you really do not know. >> the 37-year-old loudoun county woman who says she was sexually assaulted at his town house called for help when she got free. the attack happened in july. since then, investigators have been working with e-harmony to see if he may have a history of using dates. >> people who do this, there is usually other victims out here. >> the victims says she and edmunds initially agreed to meet at a public place, but at the last moment, he changed the plan to go to this house -- the victim says she and evans initially agreed to meet at a public place. investigators in loudoun county say this may help women who may
drives us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> only on 7, a call for help goes terribly wrong. >> a lady officer on the other side came over and shot the dog for no reason. >> all local families as a police officer did it. a terror alert. and a local woman's cancer fight. she says she was poisoned and she is blaming government officials appeared >> they should be responsible. >> why she said thousands of others are in danger. >>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >>> outrage from prince george's county family in this story you will only see on abc 7. family members say they called police this morning, but when officers are arrived, they were the ones that were treated like criminals into a shot and killed the family dog. this happened in landover. john gonzalez is live with more on the story. >> leon, police had a legitimate reason to go to the house with their guns drawn this morning, but during the arrest process, the family dog charged an officer and they had no choice but to shoot. tonight the dog odor and witnesses tel
>>> good morning, once again. thank you for joining us. it is 6:00 on this monday morning, september 20. i'm alison starling. we'll have your traffic and weather straight ahead. >>> first we want to tell you some schools in ann arundel county will be closed this morning. chesapeake high, chesapeake bay middle, and folger mckinsey elementary will be closed today because of a broken water pipe. >>> let's check in with meteorologist adam caskey. he's checking in with the latest on a nice monday and tuesday, and then, what, a return to summer? >> yes, we will return to summer-like conditions when it is officially autumn. the first full day of fall is thursday, and at that point we'll be up to 90 degrees. we're in the 60's for the most part. kensington district heights at 66. 85 the high temperature yesterday at reagan national. 7 degrees above average for this time of year. the average high 78. near 80 downtown. look at the record temperature, 94 set back in 1895. local high pressure overhead. that gives us a sinking motion in the atmosphere. just a few high, thin clouds. uppe
not have any power. it seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he brought along plenty of television cameras to cover the issue and members of congress. reporting live on capitol hill, rebecca cooper, abc7 is. >> president obama is firing back is firing back after the iranian president said that 9/11 was an inside job. he said that the u.s. government orchestrated the attack. members of the european union walked out under protest. president obama called that rent and sensitive. >> it was a fool. -- it was hateful. doing it here in manhattan, just a little north of round zero, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the former rham hostage met with the iranian president
predicts that tomorrow will be the worst traffic day in months. renee joins us live from falls church to explain why. >> starting tomorrow you will have a lot of people returning to work after labor day holidays. you also have all of the students returning to school. compare that with construction projects restarting throughout the area and it will be busy. aaa has dubbed tomorrow the triple t. >> the worst gridlock in three months. >> several construction projects are getting back under way. drivers will experience lane closures for the next four weeks. >> i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. >> speaking in milwaukee, the president explained his new plan to create jobs and keep the economy moving. 4,000 miles of railways, 150 miles of runways, and a new air- traffic system to cut down on the leg. a $50 billion plan that the president says can be paid for without increasing the deficit. >> i will keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute, to turn this economy around and put people back to work, renewing the american dream. >> the pr
and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. >>> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. deciding the future of d.c. schools, today, the next mayor of the district and a controversial school chancellor are going head to head and they are trying to figure out if they can work together. we go live to nw, dc >> schools chancellor michelle rhee just showed up here at the wilson building. this is the first time that the two will meet face-to-face to discuss the future. the future of d.c. public schools could be decided today. for the first time since winning the primary, a democrat vincent gray will sit down with michelle rhee. >> i have been very clear on my education stance of what is important to me. some of those things are good at what she attempted to do. some of those are broader. i want to see how she envisions d.c. and sell larger education apparatus. >> the head of schools is going in with backing from the obama administration. u.s. education secretary arne duncan is a fan and michelle rey and would like to see her stay. the presumptive next mayor and chancellor hav
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. they are waiting on the cold front. mostly sunny, made a the's for most of us. a little cooler northwest of town. we'll talk more about this and the tropics coming up. >>> a man is in critical condition after being hit by a police cruiser. the crash happened early this morning near central avenue in capitol heights. the 62-year-old was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk when he was struck. police have not identified the officer or the victim. >>> another pedestrian was hurt in montgomery county, along metropolitan avenue in kensington. there is no word on the extent of the woman's injuries. the accident forced the closure of nearby train tracks. >>> metro is on the hunt for answers to what led to a meltdown on the red line. passengers were stranded at the station that was supposed to be shut down because of power problems. courtney robinson has the latest. >> red line writers were dropped off at the closed wheaton metro station. it's in serious, but metro says it did not seem serious. >> we got on the escalator to go up because we did not know it was closed. >> one of the writers told us
. >> he was driving a police cruiser and at this point, investigators are telling us it appears is shaping have to be purely a tragic accident on a dark prince george's county road. >> news choppers 7 was over had as detectives worked the scene where prince george's county police cruiser driven by an off- duty officer heading to work this truck ron burgess -- struck ron burgess this morning. >> i knew he had gotten ya by a car. >> verges was walking to a postage facility. he had been a mail handler since 1995. >> it was fairly dark outside this morning and the pedestrian had on dark clothing and was not in the crosswalk. >> made -- and neighbors said he often drove to work and had not heard about this morning's at -- accident. >> mmm-mmm, this is really shocking. >> the investigation into this accident is continuing at this point. investigators were able to say that speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. as for the officer, he remains on duty, but will be off for the next several days. >> in fairfax county, a construction flight has been recovered after a car hit id -- construct
respond. >> young people who hang out in front of 1200 north cabral told us a driver and a white van pulled up and promised them temporary campaign jobs if they went to this early voting site and voted for the mayor. some had to register, and voted for fenty, but the jobs never came through. >> they just write to us for a vote and never contacted us for a job. >> mayor fendi said there was no way to investigate such an allegation without more information. today the mayor did not identify the driver. >> every once in awhile in running a big organization, some won't will do something that is counter to the training. there will be personnel action taken is something untoward was done. >> that might have stepped outside the ethical rules to be able to meet their quotas. >> we ask if attorneys were also questioning the young people were making the allegations. >> has anyone called do? >> no one at all. >> the mayor is in a tough fight for reelection and greeted voters after another mayoral election. >> we appreciate your bringing the information to us, but this was not someone who eit
. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm mike marusarz in for rob nelson. five weeks until midterm elections and the democrats are fighting to hold on to the control of congress. >> so they are sending the party heavyweights out on the campaign trail. emily schmidt joins us with more at what's at stake for the white house and capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. well, senators this week in washington are going to wrap up their work here so they can head home and campaign for critical midterm elections. with five weeks to go tactics are ranging from personal to presidential. de end of september politics feel like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> reporter: heavy hitters are campaigning in races that ought to be a cinch in the past. barney frank has been in for 30 years but they are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things worse and trying 0 obstruct we can provide the economy this country deserve. >> people have a right to be angry
know so far. mike, what can you tell us? >> good morning, pamela. well, the smell of smoke is still in the air after this massive fire in manassas. to give you an idea how much smoke and ash is still in the air. news chopper 7 captured dramatic pictures from this manassas subdivision. neighbors called 911 when they saw the smoke, and moments later they saw the house was engulfed in flames. firefighters from manassas and prince william county, they say high winds caused burning embers to jump from one house to the next. firefighters were able to knock down the houses, but after that, there was little left. and with such dry conditions, firefighters did remain on scene . every 15 or 20 minutes that they have gone through the different parts of these homes and knocked down hot spots and embers using their hose, the red cross and emergency management are assisting the displaced families. that's the latest from manassas. >> ok, mike. thank you. >>> investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a mother and two of her children. 24-year-old alli anderson and he
've got to give them a reason to vote for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work
many to safety as possible. >> there were a lot of us in the barn. we got to the point where we just needed to let them run out of their stalls. >> the flames were straight in the air. the barn was totally in flames. >> he was among the first on scene. he said his heart was aching as you realize the number of forces would not make it out. >> there was no chance for those. >> 27 horses would die as three barns burned to the ground. 26 got out with the help of people. as fire crews cleared the rubble, a tiny miracle emerged. a barn can scooped up by the fire crews. >> you'll probably go home with me. >> this fire was so hot and so bad that just a little while ago, the fire department had to come back here and put a little bit of a hot spot. they are going to list the cause of this fire as undetermined. they have many, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out aft
the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery channel, walked into the networks lobby, firing a shot from a handgun and told the people they're not t
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspicious
for a vote. >> we appreciate you guys bringing the intermission to us. >> his chief opponent says it is not good enough. and california burning, the flames are under control, but why the death toll may still rise. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> remembrancer tied with turmoil on the eve of 9/11. nine years ago tomorrow, for american jets were hijacked. one of them plunged into the pentagon. president obama will be at the crash site tomorrow to honor the victims who died, but this year, apprehends an overt islam has shared the spotlight. controversial florida pastor terry jones is flying to new york tonight. >> this is always an emotional time. many of us have heard about the florida pastor who wanted to burn the koran, but it now appears there is room for some dialogue. for most, it is all about remembering those who died nine years ago. under each granite bench at the 9/11 pentagon tomorrow, there is a small reflecting pool. >> sadness, something that should never have happened. >> water, a symbol of life and remembrance. each bench represents
options. many say cheaper is not always better. >> it used to be that those looking to save would have to make the drive to baltimore or dulles. >> i love southwest because it flies out of bwi. >> the first thing and look at is price. for most of the time, i can fly southwest really cheap. >> with southwest acquiring air tran, the low-cost carrier is expected to move into reagan national. many travelers are excited because southwest does not charge for checked bags or snacks. >> there are a lot of advantages for choosing them over any other airline. >> many business travelers say , first-t's first-come serve unseating leaves travelers who schedule late wheezing in middle seats. >> i hope they get reserved seating. >> what business travelers like is they will easily be able to get to major cities like new york, boston, and atlanta. southwest hope to have the merger complete in the last -- the next nine to 24 months. >> turning now to stunning news coming out of london -- the man who owns the country that -- the company that makes the popular segway is dead. he was found in a river at th
was there. many of us were there. it was an amazing night. she looked beautiful. we've got a bunch of pictures to show you coming up later. >>> also, we have some other news about our "gma" family today. our marysol castro is celebrating her last day here at "gma." i am not celebrating. i am very upset. about this. i will miss you making fun of me all the time. >> i'm going to miss making fun of you actually. >> you have my e-mail address. so you can continue to do so. >> it won't be at 3:00 in the morning. i will definitely sleep in on the weekends. >> the girl's getting a year's prescription to ambien. >> yes, exactly of the truth be told, wonderful wedding. i happen to on my last day at work forget to pack clothing, so, girl, this is your -- i broke into your dressing room. this is your dress. it fits like a glo i promise i'll bring it back toy >> a little secret. >>> coming up this morning, we're going to take a look back at several moments just like that during mary's s run here on "gma." >> also this morning, something you rarely see or hear and t tar iely see or hear and fro
morning. glad to have you with us. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. alison starling as the day off. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. constable temperatures. >> a fantastic morning. happy friday. it is the end of the workweek. fantastic weather. a taste of autumn. we all live in the belfort furniture weather center of. 60 in manassas, 52 in rockville. we have a few upper 40's. 49 in front royal. there is dry air in place behind the cold front. clear skies and calm winds help to the temperature is. this afternoon, a lot of sunshine, scattered clouds, high temperatures in the upper 70's. >> university blvd., a utility pole was knocked down in an accident at dennis avenue. right lane is blocked. very little delayed. traffic signals are dark at this intersection. 270, about 109 hyattstown, head of the traffic in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural ce
we are glad you are joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. first, a meteorologist at caskey. >> today will be a lot like the past couple days, high pressure system in place. sunny and hot, but not oppressively humid. hurricane earl is a category 3, downgraded. it will have little to no impact on our local weather this friday and into the weekend. on the beaches there could be some impact mainly with the higher service and dangerous wind conditions. first, a lot of sunshine today, 95 degrees. starting out in the '60s in the suburbs, 76 downtown. >>> we are in great shape. 95 in and of baltimore, construction should be gone on the beltway, 66. noel loureece on 66 outside the beltway. heading south to richmond between fredericksburg and richmond after the thornburgh exit, yesterday's bill was an accident with a truck that went off the road. it was loaded with tyres and the tires caught on fire. there brushfires and the right lane is still blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
. >> for the first time we hear american soldiers accused of taking part if a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. >>> fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and thrilling. the boy's crime, having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> pandemonium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> all over the world, 62,000 applications to spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks flyout side the win dove. the pilot able to land safely. what it was like on that flight. >> t
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
. >> this morning, we have some breaking news. the u.s. has launched a massive new offensive in southern afghanistan. 8,000 troops are trying to drive out insurgents from a key, taliban stronghold. our reporter is on the front line. >>> flood zone. as heavy rain and cresting rivers flood entire neighborhoods. and more rain is forecast for today. >>> manhunt, three suspects on the run, after a brazen, bizarre bank robbery. they kidnapped a bank teller the night before, strapped a bomb to him. and then, had him bring out the money. we'll have the latest. >>> and free again. a judge sends lindsay lohan back to jail for another month. then, another judge sets her free on bail. she is back out this morning. but will she end up back behind bars? >>> and we're very happy to have ashleigh banfield with us this morning. you are here, because the person who normally sits here is off for a very good reason. bianna golodryga, getting married today. >> what a great day. best wishes from everybody here to bianna. we remember it well, don't we? >> yes. >> some of us more recently than others. >> just one year ago,
seaboard. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this early thursday, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin is in the weather center with what to expect for the day ahead. >> looks nice for the immediate metro area. coastal flood advisory for later this afternoon. those are areas accustomed to title f. we have temperatures for the most part holding in the '60s and '70s. temperatures from north carolina although weather above network. we will show you temperatures of 75 in gaithersburg, 73 in fairfax. if the satellite and radar are quiet, but lower right-hand corner of the screen, hurricane earl pushing towards the north- northeast. we will keep up stated throughout the morning. first, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's lo
, consider yourself lucky. we could use in the middle drop of rain. we have a fire weather watch in effect for the entire viewing area. should there be a fire, the weather would support the spread of that fire because it is dry outside and it is breezy. we do see a few of those sprinkles approaching by 81. 74 in sterling. a lot of sunshine and breezy. 89 will be the high temperature. let's go back to lisa. >> we are moving nicely as far as traffic on 95 north into baltimore and south into richmond. a nice run on 66 and 270. closest to us is southbound. let's go to cine and alison. >>> a florida pastor says he will go with a plan to burn copies of the grant to mark the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. this comes amid fierce opposition. brianne carter has more on this building controversy. good morning. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan endangers american troops. rev. terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. even as he faces criticism, this florida pastor's said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if w
is responsible. i'm scott duman. glad to have you with us. >> i'm natasha barrett. we begin with your traffic and weather in minutes. first, here's meteorologist adam caskey. good morning. >> good morning. what a weekend it's been. huh? >> fan fastic outside. comfortable, high temperatures. low humidity levels. high pressure overhead. high pressure will be centered over us then push off to the east. a comfortable 51 in winchester. if you're camping out west, that's what you wanted to wake up to. la plata, 58. nice-looking round of temperatures this morning. still not too humid outside. in the mid 80's. light south winds at 5-10 miles an hour. the average high is down to 82 degrees. tomorrow, no big changes. just a few degrees warmer. 88-89 for the afternoon high temperature. more on the forecast, the extended forecast, coming . >> students at the university of maryland are on high alert this morning after yet another act of violence near campus. >> a student was robbed and beaten on route one not far from the previous two robberies. more on these attacks and the search for the suspects. >> i
bank robbery in south florida. investigators got a break this weekend when the car used in the heist was found in coble gables. it began last week when three thieves burst inn a bank teller's apartment at gun point. they placed a bomb on the teller's body and forced him to withdraw a large amount of money. sources tell abc news the bomb was a fake. >>> federal authorities are looking into a landing gear problem that resulted in a very frightening flight. video taken saturday night by a passenger on a delta flight captured the moments before the plarn made an emergency landing. sparks were seen out the window when the flight from atlanta to white plains, new york, was diverted to jfk airport. the pilot was praised, as was the air traffic controller. >> you were lucky. the controller actually working that airplane last night is eight weeks away from retirement. and he's been working airplanes for 29 years. i mean, we couldn't have asked for a better person to be in that position. >> there's more of that interview this morning coming up on "good morning america." the passengers were tak
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
this morning. we talked with heflin by phone. he used to be a medic in loudoun county and immediately took off his shirt to stop the bleeding. within minutes, police and ambulance were on the scene. the victim was rushed to the hospital. police were able to get one of the attackers, a 15-year-old boy lives in the apartments behind a shopping center. if it had not been for the quick thinking of the others, it could add that a much more tragic ending. >> the good news is that the victim is expected to recover. he is in stable condition at a local hospital. the second attacker is still on the loose, police say. he is also a teenager. >> a vigil is planned for later this week for a local politician who died after an suv hit her while she was riding her bike in largo. 30-year-old natasha pettitte grobe was the green party candidate for the maryland senate race. the driver hit her, but did not stop. the driver said she thought she had an animal. once she was, she said she discovered the woman's bike still lodged under her suv and that is when she called police. >> last year, nearly 5500 people died
. but this time, she has sarah palin. >> hi. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nominee, we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: castle has won 11 strait-wide elections in heavily-democratic delaware. in part because he is a proportion rights, pro-gun control moderate, who works with democrats. that's exactly why tea party activists don't like him. >> the republican party has lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent, who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and barrel. >> high-stakes. we're here at the smart screen to look at the state of the overall race. let's begin with the senate right now. the magic number for republicans in the senate. they now hold 41 senate seats. they need ten to
the president and bring us that tomorrow. >>> we start with the controversy of the pastor that is going to burn the koran. and the imam of the proposed mosque. the imam is speaking out this morning. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is that op-ed from the imam. in it, he says, quote, we are proceeding. fresh back from his taxpayer-funded speaking tour of the middle east, imam feisal raul, that if america backs down from constructing the center, quote, we cede the discourse and our future to radicals on both sides. the paradigm between the muslims and the west will continue. and meanwhile, overnight, secretary of state hillary clinton joined what has become a coordinated federal assault on that small church in florida, that plans to burn korans on 9/11. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act, that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: secretary clinton added her voice to a growing government chorus, including general david petraeus, who warned that images of koran-burning could endang
, churning up 40-foot waves. now that rough surf is moving to the u.s. as igor moves up atlantic. full details straight ahead. >>> a new republican taking center stage. indiana congressman mike pence a surprise winner, he beat out newt gingrich, mitt romney, even sarah palin. will he run for president? what do you think about the latest of the christine o'donnell dabbling in witchcraft. we'll talk to him live in just a moment. >> he is coming up. >>> as in the next half hour, we have a major announcement. we're launching a search for the newest member of the "gma" family. anyone can apply. >> our version of "dear abby." >> that's it. >>> we look to hurricane igor. david kerley is some bermuda. >> reporter: hey, george, this is igor right now, it is so big, so massive, the tropical storm winds are going to continue through most of the day. the island getting hammered. the good news, it came ashore, apparently no fatalities. igor, howling through the streets. while igor may be a category 1 as it hits bermuda. this is a massive storm with heavy winds and the storm wall will pound the isla
drug use has risen to its highest levels. it rose by 9% last year. there is a sharp increase in marijuana use. >>> only on seven, the discovery channel employees held hostage by a gunman speak out for the first time. they spoke about their plans to run from the gunman. take a look. >> to make the decision that you're going to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signalling with the police outside. i took that as it was time to run. i did not realize that he was talking to the police outside using hand signals. i mouthed to the guard and i said, "ron." he shook his head yes. >> begin here that interview today. state into abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the fort hood shooting suspect was too close his hearing to the public. his attorney says that his client can only get a fair trial if it is closed. he is charged in the murder of 13 people in the attempted murder of 32 others. >>> the contractor that operates in metroaccess is taking action after drivers were accused of assaulting passengers. the contractor has now lost an investigation into hiring and training poli
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. thanks for joining us at 5:00 on this early monday morning. i am alison starling. let's give started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. expect problems? we have lisa baden and adam caskey. >> we have been waiting for this rain and it is materializing. some areas of rain across the region is specially farther west of the metro area. look at showers stretching from pennsylvania all the way to the deep south. the moisture is streaming to the north. we will see intermittent showers through of the day. showers in montgomery county, frederick county,270 corridor, 81 corridor cure that's where we have persistent light rain. in the yellow areas is where there are moderate to heavy sellers at this time. there's rain off and on today. high temperatures in the '70s. maybe a upper 60's in some spots. a severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled vowel especially along and he 795 corridor this evening. at least 2.5 inches expected altogether. >> water it has collected on the ramp heading west on to 50. there is deep water. a firefighter just call
caskey is a -- joining us says we will have a quarter of an inch. >> we need the rain showers. we need them. so the tropics. scruleya and igor, that cute little couple out in the atlantic. julia a category two, igor a category four storm with maximum sustained winds at 145 miles an hour. neither of these will be affecting the united states. i said it before. i'll say it begin. sometimes tropical storms move into our system and break us out of droughts. that's not going to be the case with either of these. let's not forget carl. stale crorm. tropical storm. could develop into a category one before making landfall on the eastern coast of mexico far south of texas. let's get a closer look at home. look at the showers already developing in parts of ohio, parts of the ohio valley. even parts of virginia. increasing our clouds and giving us the chance of showers ater on this afternoon. especially into the evenings and nighttime hours for the metro area. so here's the drought monitor shown on our scan. cuts the parts of the metro area. we have the moderate drought and then the seefer drought
that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to the high tide -- actually the tide is going out and the breakers are coming in not even nearing the wall here on the boardwalk. the water is still 25 yards out from the boardwalk. we have chris. i know you went to an emergency preparation meeting today. tell us what's going on and how they are preparing and reacting. >> they talk about nor'easters usually affecting ocean city more than a hurricane. there is more than 100,000 people in ocean city. in the the fall when they get the nor'easters there is a lot fewer people there. they have a lot of police out. we're watching officers drive up and down the boardwalk all morning long but there still have been a lot of people checking out earl. >> ocean city police ordered people off the beaches. strong winds begin to batter the maryland coast. >> i don't think it is bad t
your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> good morning, america. i'm elizabeth vargas. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, september 3rd. and we have breaking news overnight. hurricane earl smashes against the carolinas. 105-mile-per-hour winds. waves up to 30 feet high. flooding the outer banks. the storm threatens to swamp beaches all the way to maine. >> eastern long island and massachusetts are next in its path. and will face hurricane conditions within 24 hours. sam leads our team of correspondents, live from the storm zone. >>> also breaking overnight, a suspicious package grinds miami's airport to a halt. the bomb squad called in, as thousands of travelers are evacuated and a suspect is arrested. >>> and not again. another oil rig explosion in the gulf, flinging 13 oil workers into the water. an eerie refinder of the deadly bp disaster. what went wrong this time? >>> you see the surf there. hello, everyone. we hope you're set for a fun labor day weekend. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. wel
washington." thank you so much for joining us today. i'm allison starling. >> we're going to check in with lisa in just a moment but we start with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a great day today. a lot like yesterday. we're starting the day noticeably cooler than yesterday at this time. take a look at the morning temperatures outside now. dry air in place. clear skies and calm winds allowing temperatures to plummet down near the dew point for the morning hours. that's where we are. quick look at the almanac data. only three degree above average for this time of year. 96 is the record high temperature set back in 1865. sclofere to low -- closer to low 80's again. we'll have upper 70's for afternoon highs. >> lingering road work on the beltway at virginia and arlington boulevard, the traffic is able to get through. you can see that flashing light under the g.e. in georgia. traffic is very light in volume but they are still out there working for the morning. now, the news desk. >> thank you much. at 5:01, our top story, a man is behind bars this morning facing child pornography posses
on him and her. mike conneen is live on the scene with the latest. what can you tell us? >> we are seeing a good number of security guards and police officers walking the perimeter of the facility this morning. they are reviewing the security plan at the hospital. please stand by. please stand by. penn station closed in new york 3ecause it was so packed with +&++&-pdown trees and power linn train tracks. Ñin i was driving down the street and it was like a giant human, wash. everything started spinning. >>fw one woman died when a tree landed on her vehicle. >> i did not know what hit me at first. i wondered if i was alive. >> may be an act of god. >> new york has had eight confront tornadoes since 1960. meteorologist will confront today whether this was no. 9. emily schmidt reporting. >> unbelievable. >> yes. unusual. still ahead, politics and, the collide on the national mall. >> metrobus miscalculated the cost of one type of daily fare. >> a sneak peek at the >> have the friday. 91 degrees with the high temperature yesterday at reagan national. it was the 63rd 90-degree day of the year.
for joining us. we have some big changes on the way by the end of the day. let's get straight to your traffic and weather. every 10 minutes. see the weather situation with adam. >> good morning. let the fresh air come through the windows. heavy rainfall. tonight and through the day tomorrow. arlington is 58 degrees. hagerstown 56. hyattsville 61. very comfortable and dry air. late day showers cannot be ruled out. more on the forecast coming up. >> a pretty good start to the morning rush hour. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia. on the virginia side, good at 66. this camera is revealing traffic on the 270. pretty good right now. now back to you. >> breaking news. a five-year at an apartment in northwest washington. crews are on the scene on the third 100 block of 16th street. three people have suffered burns. no word on the extent of the injuries. a crew is on the way. we will bring you more details as soon as we get them. >>> the hunt for a killer and the neighbor -- neighborhood on a large. >> a drive-by shooting in broad daylight. it happened at a busy use street corridor. we
are live in baltimore to break down the investigation. >> we know tonight that the gunman used a different name when he signed hint here at the hospital early this morning. hours later, he was a wanted man. he quickly moved in and the entire eighth floor of the nelson building was evacuated. a big portion of the world famous medical center was on locked down until the standoff ended. it ended on the gunman's terms. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway. >> a terrifying situation -- and >> it has now turned into a mysterious murder-suicides situation. we know the mother was suffering from back pain. police say during a conversation with the doctor, he was overcome with emotion. >> my boss told me what happened. there was a man running around with the gun. >> he became so distraught that he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot the doctor. he barricaded himself in the room where his ill mother was confined to a bed. >> we had all these stairwells covered. >> after three hours, they made themselves into the room and found parties on the grounds. >> he wonders why there -- >> ther
fighting for their life. 10uhbrianne carter joins us lie with the latest. >> as you can see behind me, firefighters are still on the scene trying to make sure all the fires are still out. they are also trying to determine what exactly started this. neighbors say this was a massive fire, coming through all of the windows. certainly an emotional day for p @s neighborho >> i just saw a fire, heard a big boom. >> authorities say one adult and two children are dead after the fire ripped through the town house. >> we tried to resuscitate them to no avail. >> firefighters say seven people were home when the fire began. authorities say the other adult@ and three other children were to hospital. me# >> meanwhile, newschopper 7 is over the scene of a two-car crash that happened in the 3100 block of patter mill road. two teenage boys were hurt in the crash. there were both in the same car. the driver of the other car was not hurt. breaking news as soon as it becomes available today. >>> also today a showdown on a.d.c. sidewalk. a woman evicted from her home spends the night on the street with al
. there are already some showers down along the coast. that will continue to push eastward and give us a chance of showers. temperatures are in the 50's. on our way to 87 this afternoon for a high at -- for a high temperature. maybe up to point to 5 inches of rain. >> we have an accident out there that is closing a stretch of marlboro pike between brooks drive and a road. let's go to springfield and we will show you that in '95 is in fairly good shape. there is some southbound construction. a bunch of construction of the virginia stretch of the beltway. that should all be cleared out very shortly. back to you. >> we began with breaking news. three people died in a collision between an suv and then ambulance. the suv was traveling eastbound when it hit the ambulance and flipped over. three men were in the ambulance. they were pronounced dead at the same. authorities say it does not appear they were injured. investigators are trying to determine how the crash happened. >> now to our other top story of the morning, the race for mayor. >> we are joined now with more of what reed is saying about the
. it is not expected to make direct landfall, but will likely send a high wind and the possible storm surge to the u.s. coast. >> we have to be ready to go. >> the national hurricane center downgraded it to a category 3 this morning. this is the first time in two decades that a hurricane threatens such an large portion of the eastern seaboard. courtney robinson reporting. >> thank you. let's get the latest on its strength and its track. adam caskey has new information. >> it is still a category 3 hurricane. the maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. there's a hurricane watch for most of the eastern shores. delaware, maryland, virginia. there's a hurricane warning for eastern north carolina along the outer banks. they anticipate a hurricane like conditions over the eastern north carolina area, out of banks. it is a category 3, maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour of. there is a well-defined eye. notice the orange color. that is dry air being sucked into the center of the system. that is why it wheaton -- weakened. we anticipate it brushing close to the north carolina coast. locally, we c
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning washington once again. thanks for joining us. >> weather changes on the way beginning today. we head straight to your weather and traffic every 10 minutes. let's start with adam. >>> later on this afternoon, we will see some showers. the heaviest rain later tonight and midday tomorrow. here is a look at temperatures right now. culpeper is comfortable at 56. low humidity as well. morning sunshine. highs in the mid 70 kooky. -- 70's. tomorrow, heavy rains off and on in nature. now back to lisa on our morning commute. >>> it is quiet. no problems to flare up in front of view in baltimore. let's go to breaking news with a greta and allison. >>> emergency crews are on the scene of this two-alarm apartment fire along the third 100 block of 15th street. emergency officials confirm at least eight people have been transported to the hospital. some are critically injured in this blaze. several people are still being evacuated from emergency crews at the scene. the fire appears to have started on the fifth floor of the apartment building. we are follo
-year old son. >> of as a little anxious at first because they ran us out of the building, but they got the kids out safely. in a very good man. i cannot commend them enough. the discovery channel has practiced its evaluation procedure short after 9/11. some of the employees stayed behind in the building to help hostage negotiators and police. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage. we will look at the life of the man at the center of the standoff, coming up. >>> are other the big story, the latest on hurricane earl. the east coast is getting ready as the storm moves north. virginia, maryland, north carolina understates of emergency. federal disaster officials are moving emergency teams as a precaution. people are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there hav
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